10 Best Gift Ideas for Travelers
With the holiday season here and shopping at its peak, now is the time to get creative and find the perfect gifts for the traveler in your life. Whether you’re a Black Friday, Cyber Monday, or last-minute shopper, you’ll find this list will help take the guessing out of gift-giving and make holiday shopping simple and easy!
Holiday Gift Guide for Travelers
DJI Mavic drone
This compact drone may be an investment, but it’s well worth it for avid travelers. Its small size is ideal for travel; it folds down into the size of a water bottle, saving space and weight when packing. Professional-quality footage has never been so easy!
Vibrant travel photos are the perfect way to personalize otherwise ordinary gifts, from totes and pillows to canvas prints and phone cases. Our selection of photography gifts under our blog’s Photography section has plenty of items and different photos to choose from.
What better gift to accompany a new camera or upgrade an old favorite! Durable camera straps are inexpensive and perfect stocking stuffers. Go with a functional BlackRapid strap for real adventure-seekers, or a chic printed strap for a little added flair.
Standard straps that cameras come equipped with are almost always visibly labelled with name-brands – a known attraction for thieves. Safety, security, and style, all in one!
Touch Screen Gloves
With gloves that feature electronic-friendly fingertips, using a camera or phone in cold weather doesn’t mean compromising warm hands. Our favorite touch screen wool gloves are a popular commodity all winter long!
Personalized Passport Holder
A sturdy cover to eliminate damage to your passport is essential for any traveler. This passport holder can be personalized with a name or initials, plus there are over 20 designs to choose from! It comes with an interior pocket for credit cards and cash; no more rummaging through bottomless carry-on bags, searching for your passport or credit cards.
Headphones in general are a must-pack item on any trip, but the noise-isolating feature of these small earbuds make a huge difference on noisy flights or in hotel rooms where walls are paper-thin.
For more useful gift ideas, see our carry-on packing guide for airplane travel.
Polaroid Zip Mobile Printer
Pocket-sized, lightweight, and under $100, this instant photo printer from Polaroid would be a treat for any avid traveler or wanderluster. It’s compact size makes it easy to take on trips and print pictures wherever you are! Plus, zero ink technology means it only needs paper replacement – ideal for amature or professional photographers on the go.
Panasonic LUMIX camera
At just under $500, one of our favorite cameras falls in the modest budget range for superior, high-quality cameras! The Panasonic LUMIX‘s body is splash- and dust-proof, and takes great photos in low lighting – great for nighttime shots or in locations that prohibit flash.
For other options, you can also see our guide to choosing the best travel camera.
Carry-on cocktail kit
Let’s be real – who doesn’t need a cocktail (or 3) during a long-haul flight? These carry-on cocktail kits are awesome stocking stuffers and are sure to be appreciated on those trips when coffee just won’t do. And, with five different varieties of drinks you may want to try out a few yourself!
Vintage World Map Necklace
The perfect gift for the female traveler in your life. I adore this necklace and at only $4.39, it won’t break the bank!